Load-aware dynamic RRH assignment in Cloud Radio Access Networks

Mishra, D and Amogh, P C and Ramamurthy, Arun and Franklin, Antony and Tamma, Bheemarjuna Reddy (2016) Load-aware dynamic RRH assignment in Cloud Radio Access Networks. In: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 3-6 April 2016.

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Due to spatio-temporal variation of mobile subscriber's data traffic requirements, traffic load experienced by base stations present at different cell sites exhibit highly dynamic behavior in traditional cellular systems. This non-uniform and dynamic traffic load leads to under utilization of the base station computing resources at cell sites. Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) is an innovative architecture which addresses this issue and keeps the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) under safe limit for cellular operators. In C-RAN, the baseband processing units (BBUs) are segregated from cell sites and are pooled in a central cloud data center thereby facilitating shared access for a set of Remote Radio Heads (RRHs) present at cell sites. In order to truly exploit the benefits of C-RAN, the BBU pool deployed in the cloud has to efficiently serve clusters of RRHs (i.e., many-to-one mapping between RRHs and BBUs in the BBU pool) and thereby minimizing the required number of active BBUs. In this work, potential benefits of C-RAN are studied by considering realistic traffic loads of base stations deployed in urban areas by using statistical models. We propose a lightweight and load-aware algorithm, Dynamic RRH Assignment (DRA), which achieves BBU pooling gain close to that of a well known First-Fit Decreasing (FFD) bin packing algorithm. Using extensive simulations, we show that DRA consumes only 25% of time on average compared to FFD for the case of urban cellular deployment of 1000 RRHs. DRA slightly overestimates the required number of active BBUs as compared to FFD by 1.7% and 1.4% for weekdays and weekends, respectively.

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Tamma, Bheemarjuna ReddyUNSPECIFIED
Franklin, AntonyUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: RRH assignment and Dynamic clustering, Cloud-RAN, BBU pool
Subjects: ?? WC ??
Computer science > Big Data Analytics
Divisions: Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 06:28
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2018 09:14
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/2832
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2016.7564824
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